The Environmental Partnership's Appalachian Summer Workshop 2018

The Environmental Partnership held its second workshop on Thursday, July 26th, 2018 in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, located just outside of Pittsburgh. The workshop brought together individuals from 20 different organizations and companies for presentations on a number of critical issues facing oil and gas companies.

During the workshop, participants heard from experts on a variety of subjects important to the oil and natural gas industry. They received an overview of regulatory developments, and learned of one company’s experience in working with EPA’s self-audit program.

A presentation on Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) programs included a hands-on look at technologies such as an Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) camera that detects leaks. Participants also learned more about techniques and technologies such as plunger lifts that can be used to minimize emissions associated with the liquids unloading process.

Each of the presentations at the workshop were followed by robust question and answer sessions. These sessions often turned into important conversations between companies in the audience about their own experiences and best practices.

“As an industry leader in the responsible production of natural gas and oil in the US, Chesapeake is proud to support the principles of good environmental stewardship advocated through the Environmental Partnership. The recently conducted Environmental Partnership Appalachian Workshop provided an important forum for sharing and collaboration among companies large and small, and I highly encourage participation and membership in the Environmental Partnership. ” – Greg Johnston, Environmental Advisor for Chesapeake Energy.